First Responder

First Responder Course


Full Time: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Part Time: Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday+Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm

Course Description:

Canadian Red Cross First Responder course is the OFA 2 equivalent course offered over the span of 40 hours.

Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. Course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.


Professionals in a fire service, rescue team, workplace response team, sports-medicine professionals, lifeguards and ski patrol.




3-year certification in First Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion


20 hours (3 days)

Course Content

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents

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